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As the question says, do these two words have the same meaning?

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closed as off-topic by Mari-Lou A, aedia λ, tchrist, medica, Brian Hooper Jan 25 '14 at 9:26

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I think in verb yes. – Arthur Yakovlev Jan 23 '14 at 17:04
This is a general reference question. Please look in any online dictionary the definitions for gift and present, and if you are still confused explain why. – Mari-Lou A Jan 24 '14 at 8:24

Yes, unless like in the old TV series Mind your Language you say gift when attendance is being called in a classroom!

In other words, present has other meanings, but one of its meanings is the same as gift

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The opposite is also true. You would not say that someone has the present of the gob, for example. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 23 '14 at 17:17
Agreed, you can't say that. Gift has other meanings or nuances as well. – Å Stuart Jan 23 '14 at 17:23

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